CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                                 P.O. BOX 39                                                           ODANAH, WI 54861

Job Title:                                Head Start Teacher

Department:                          Head Start, Education Department

Hourly Rate:                         $12.00-13.00/hr DOQ                  Full Time-40 Hours

Exempt:                                 No/Hourly

Supervisor:                            Education/Disabilities Manager

Summary: The Teacher is responsible for the implementation of the Head Start Performance Standard including the Educational Services Plans.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

For example, development of age appropriate classroom environment for 3-5 year old children, implementing the curriculum, and incorporate cultural activities, development of block lesson plans.

Will be responsible for ensuring the health and safety of the children at all times during scheduled program activities.

Will provide guidance and technical assistance to the Assistant Teacher.

Will implement screening and assessments as outlined by the program.

Will provide and maintain a neat orderly arrangement, appearance, and learning environment in the classroom.

Will maintain appropriate documentation on the children and classroom activities as required.

Will be required to conduct a minimum of two (2) home visits per child within assigned home room per school year and two parent conferences.

Will maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Privacy Act.

Will attend staff meetings, any other meetings and training as required.

Provide a monthly report to supervisor.

Curriculum Area:

  1. Must do daily lesson plans, observations, monitor Individual Education Plan (IEP), and anecdotal notes.
  2. Maintain a routine-daily schedule, allow for flexibility.
  3. Must implement age appropriate and cultural materials.
  4. Provide activities that promote social and emotional development.
    1. Provide a balanced daily program of child-initiated and adult directed activities, within individual, small and large group.
    2. Cultural activities.
    3. Ensure that the program environment encourages children to develop emotional security in social relationships.
    4. Integrate activities that will encourage children to explore independence such as selecting their own activities and learning center of their choice.
  5. Provide activities that will develop each child’s cognitive and language skills.
    1. Activities will reflect emerging literacy and memory according to the development of each child.
  6. Development for creative self-expression through art, music, movement, and dialogue will be encouraged through daily activities/lesson plans.
  7. Development of motor skills to each child’s development level will include appropriate time, space, and equipment.
  8. Integrate all education aspects of health nutrition, and mental health services into program activities.
  9. Maintain and update classroom environment that encourages development among children.
    1. An environment that promotes acceptance respect of gender.
    2. An environment that is inclusive for children with disabilities.
    3. An environment that is safe. (See Safety Area)
  10. Must do individual assessment on all students.
  11. Will provide screening to all children utilizing the “DIAL 3” within 45 days of enrollment.
  12. Must understand in Individual Education Plan. (IEP)
  13. Will provide services in accordance with IEP and IFSP.
  14. Provide services addressing health concerns including IEP and IFSP
  15. Observe and document each child’s physical appearance to detect any signs of injuries or illness. Including any change in emotions and behaviors when necessary.
  16. Familiarize parents of all health and developmental procedures administered.
  17. Will post policies and plans for medical and dental emergencies in each classroom.
  18. Allow and enable children to independently utilize child size bathroom facilities.
  19. If deemed necessary, classroom Teacher will take learning activities to a child with a short term injury or other physical condition that prevent the child from participation in classroom setting.
  20. The Teacher is responsible for the administration and handling of medication.
  21. All staff members will receive First Aid training, which is kept current on an annual basis.
  22. All classrooms will keep a well-equipped First Aid Kit and restock when needed.
  23. Will keep a “Bio Quick-n-Clean” kit in each classroom and use when necessary.
  24. Staff, volunteers, and children must wash their hands with soap and running water at appropriate times.
  25. Teachers are responsible to ensure the supervisor of outdoor and indoor play areas among staff to increase safety for children.
  26. Will consult with families immediately when problems are suspected or identified.
  27. Will post telephone numbers of emergency response teams.
  28. Will post emergency evacuation routes and other safety procedures for emergencies, which will be regularly practiced.
  29. Procedures of notifying parents in the event of an emergency involving their child will be established in collaboration with the ED Manager and Health Manager.
  30. Establish procedures for handling cases of suspected or known child abuse and neglect that are in compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Tribal laws.
  31. Allow children to determine the order which foods are eaten during established meal times.
  32. Teachers will encourage children to eat or taste food, but are never forced.
  33. To encourage parents to become integrally involved in the development of programs curriculum.
  34. To encourage participation in staff-parent conference and home visits to discuss their child’s development and education.
  35. Will consult with parents immediately when problems are suspected or identified.
  36. Will notify parents of opportunities for training.
  37. Will send home monthly calendars.
  38. Facilitate Parent classroom committees.

Evaluation Area:

Health Area:

Safety Area:

Nutrition Area:

Parent Participation Area:

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative to the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodatations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Educational and/or Experience:


Associates degree is mandatory for this position. Bachelor’s is preferred.

Previous experience working in Head Start program or with preschool children in a requirement.

First Aide, Tot CPR, and Shaken Baby Syndrome are mandatory and provided by program.


Two (2) year Early Childhood associate degree or ability to attain within one (1) year.

Other Skills and Abilities:


Experience working in economically disadvantage community including cultural sensitivity.

Must possess responsible past attendance record.

Background Check:

This position is contingent on ability to pass background check required. This position required for eligibility a Caregiver Background Check regarding working with children and/or elderly.

Language Skills:

Must have excellent written and oral skills as well as interpersonal skills.

Reasoning Ability:

Must be able to work in a team setting.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform to essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to pass medical/physical examination which certifies that individuals are physically able to work with young children. Must pass a tuberculosis test. Must be physically able to lift children into and out of Head Start furniture and equipment. Must be able to participate in physical/recreational activities with children in Head Start. Position my require sitting for extended periods of time, some standing, walking, bending, stooping and lifting up to 50 lbs occasionally.

Working Environment: The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Drug-Free Workplace in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedure Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy. Preference will be given to a parent/guardian of a Head Start child if otherwise is a qualified applicant in accordance with 45CFE 1304.52(b)(3).

                                                                                                                                Send Application and Resume To:

                                                                                                                                                Bad River Tribe

                                                                                                                                                Attn: Personnel

                                                                                                                                                P.O. Box 39

                                                                                                                                                Odanah, WI 54861



Opens: April 30, 2018

Closes: Open Until Filled